But it is so tough to leave my best friend (my wife, Susan!), my daughters, my dogs and cat - and the garden. Things happen fast at this time of year - some plants appear to double in size practically overnight! We are in the middle a wonderful harvest period for all sorts of greens - lettuce for the salads, chard and kale and Asian greens like mustards and such for a brief saute with flavorings to make a nice bed for grilled fish. There are still things to be planted - beans, basil, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers - and all goes on hold until I return.
So my dreams this week will be of the family and home that I cherish, and a hobby that provides infinite enjoyment!